Scott Dalton, DO

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Dr. Dalton

Dr. Scott Dalton is board certified in dermatology, dermatopathology, and anatomic/clinical pathology by The American Board of Dermatology and The American Board of Pathology. He completed his dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center and his dermatopathology fellowship with Tim McCalmont and Phillip LeBoit at the University of California San Francisco. Following his training, he was deployed to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan and retired from the US Army Medical Corps with 20 years of honorable service in dermatology and dermatopathology.

During his military service, he completed a civilian-sponsored residency in dermatology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Upon his return from deployment, Dr. Dalton served in the dermatology departments at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center as a clinical Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. Apart from training, he has spent most of his military career in San Antonio and is now practicing at Dermatology San Antonio.

Dr. Dalton practices medical and surgical dermatology as well as dermatopathology. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Pamela and their children and playing guitar and golf.


Fellowship Training

University of California
San Francisco, CA

Residency Training

Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)
San Antonio, TX


Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Medical School

Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Eerie, PA


University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Board Certifications


American Board of Dermatology


The American Board of Pathology and Dermatology

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

The American Board of Pathology


American Society of Dermatopathology

American Academy of Dermatology

Association of Military Dermatologists

Texas Medical Association

San Antonio Dermatologic Society

Research & Publications

Dr. Dalton has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology since July, 2018. He has published in peer reviewed journals and research interests include melanocytic lesions and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

  • Dalton SR, Baptista MA, Libow LF, Elston DM: Lichenoid tissue reaction in malignant melanoma, a potential diagnostic pitfall. Am J Clin Pathol. 2002;117:766-770. PMID: 12090426
  • Dalton SR, Fillman EP, Altman CE, Gardner TL, Davis TL, Bastian BC, Libow LF, Elston DM: Atypical junctional melanocytic proliferations in “benign lichenoid keratosis”. Hum Pathol. 2003;34:706-709. PMID: 12874767
  • Dalton SR, Gardner TL, Libow LF, Elston DM: Contiguous lesions in lentigo maligna. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 May; 52(5):859-862. PMID: 15858478
  • Dalton SR, LeBoit PE: Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Clear Cells: How Often is there Evidence of Tricholemmal Differentiation? Am J Dermatopathol. 2008;30(4):333-339. PMID: 18645304
  • Dalton SR, Gerami P, Kolaitis NA, Charzan S, Werling R, LeBoit PE, Bastian BC. Use of fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) to distinguish intranodal nevus from metastatic melanoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010;34:231-237. PMID: 20087158
  • Dalton SR, Pride H. The histopathology of terra firma-forme dermatosis. J Cutan Pathol. 2011;38:537-539. PMID: 21615764
  • Dalton SR, Chandler WM, Abuzeid M, Hossler EW, Ferringer T, Elston DM, LeBoit PE: Eosinophils in mycosis fungoides: An uncommon finding in the patch and plaque stages. Am J Dermatopathol. 2012;34(6):586-591. PMID: 22814317
  • Haeusler KA, Hall JR, Seykora CM, Abuzeid MJ, Dalton SR. Melanoma or pseudomelanoma? Change in a pigmented lesion after application of topical 5-Fluorouracil. J Cutan Pathol. 2018. Jan;45(1):97-98. PMID: 29071729
  • Willardson HB, Lombardo J, Raines M, Nguyen T, Park J, Dalton SR, Ritchie S. Predictive value of basal cell carcinoma biopsies with negative margins: A retrospective cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018. Jul;79(1):42-46. PMID: 29307646